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Media Manager

Crawley, Sussex Permanent full time Go to online recruitment »

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Are you looking for a rewarding career in a thriving organisation where people come first?

B&CE is a not-for-profit organisation, founded in the construction industry in 1942. Since 2011, we have provided The People’s Pension, a leading master trust in the UK, which provides workplace pensions to more than 4 million people from more than 80,000 employers across all sectors. We are moving into occupational health, developing an online tool to help improve workers health across the construction industry.

We go that extra mile to ensure we are.

  • Creating Simplicity
  • Showing Compassion
  • Keeping Promises

Our people are our strength. Finding ways to value and reward them is important to us. And if you’re keen to learn, develop your career and do great things – you’re looking in the right place.

In a word

Working in our expanding Policy and External Affairs team, your role will line manage our Press Officer whilst building a fast-paced, reactive media team, working across pensions and occupational health, and growing our presence across trade, national and regional print and broadcast media. You will actively manage B&CE’s media relations, drive forward our media strategy, produce effective key messaging and identify suitable media opportunities.

Practically speaking

Reporting to the Head of Strategic Communications you’ll be responsible for:

  • To build and manage an in house press office that’s manned 24/7
  • Developing and implementation of B&CE’s media strategy
  • Building strong working relationships with newspapers, trade magazines, broadcast and online media channels
  • Supervising the production of key media materials to include press releases and articles
  • Collaborating with internal teams and senior stakeholders across the business
  • Monitoring all media performance and reporting
  • Line managing and developing team members

If you're right for this role

You’ll enjoy working within a solutions-driven, people-focused organisation.

You’ll have a can-do attitude and work well both independently and as part of a team and be aligned with our
values of Creating Simplicity, Keeping Promises and Showing Compassion.

  • To have a strong background in media relations at degree level or equivalent experience (Journalism background desirable)
  • Ability to build and grow relevant media contacts in a fast paced environment
  • Able to develop a detailed understanding of B&CE’s business activity
  • To be highly creative, self motivated with excellent communication skills to build working relationships
  • Advanced skills in Word, Excel and Powerpoint
  • Strong management and organisational skills

The perks

Our people are our strength so finding ways to value and reward them is important to us. That’s why we offer an award-winning pension – it’s what we’re good at – plus health care cover, an onsite gym, access to a personal trainer… even the odd massage. And if they’re feeling peckish after all that activity, they can always refuel in our subsidised restaurant or grab some fruit – we get a big delivery every week. Discover more of B&CE’s employee benefits including our training programme, which is designed to give our people the support they need to develop a fulfilling career.

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